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CHRIS BYERS d e t a e f e Und Sam’s 10-Ball Chris Byers

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Congratulations to Chris Byers for going undefeated AND defending Portland turf from all the invaders! We had 33 for the $500 added monthly 10-ball on May 28, 2017 at Sam’s Hollywood Billiards in Portland, Oregon. Zac Masiba took 2nd, losing only to the young gun! Randy Baker finally cashed up where he should, and Sean Lewis settled for 4th. Here are the complete results.

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The 6th annual Steiner Classic was held April 22, 2017 at the Pocket in Boise, Idaho. The SUZANNE MACKEY, LISA HANNA, SCHON HARTUN, TAMI CONIBEAR Turnout was great in honor of a skilled pool player and fabulous friend! We had 35 men and 16 women competing Women’s results Men’s results in the game of 9-ball. Spectators were treated to some great matches. A big “thanks” to Stein distributing for providing some great prizes that were raffled off all day long. Special thanks to Jody and Chuck for assisting in the organizing of the Calcutta and the tournament brackets. Congratulations and thanks to all who participated - Steiner would truly be touched.

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May 20, 2017 Golden Fleece in Seattle, WA hosted a full field of the State’s best one Results and Payouts pocket players, along with 83 fans that 1st $450 Larry Carter 2nd $250 Preacher Ronn entered the live stream giveaway 3rd $100 Tom Aiken to win cash & prizes. Notables included Harry Platis, winner Live Stream Giveaway 1st $50 Scott Walton of the “2010 Lifetime Pool in 2nd T-Shirt Bill Swanson Action Award,” Lee Brett from 3rd 5 hours table time Great Britain, author of “The Stephen ‘Skip’ Moore Secret Art of Pool,” Ed Hobbs owner of Northwest Tap League and a long-time legend of pool for those of us who have been around for a while, Larry “LC” Carter. Tom Akin came in 3rd, Preacher Ronn took 2nd, and the Legend “LC” took first. Congrats to everyone that played. You can tune in live 10am PST on the 3rd Saturday of every month. June’s tournament will be on the 17th.

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The Psychology of Pool DR. CHRIS STANKOVICH

Dr. Chris Stankovich, known as “The Sports Doc,” is a national expert in the field of sport & performance psychology and has been featured on ESPN for his work with elite athletes. His #1 best selling pool video “Mind of Steel: Mental Toughness for Pool Success” has been used by thousands of players to improve focus, increase confidence, and eliminate anxiety. You can learn more about Dr Stankovich and Mind of Steel by visiting drstankovich.com

DEVELOP ROUTINES TO PLAY YOUR BEST Playing pool is a game that requires finesse, as there are countless times at the table where it is essential to have your mind and body working in perfect synchrony so that you can make that difficult cut, bank, or combination shot. In order to achieve the needed confidence and muscle-memory that good pool playing requires, it is imperative that you develop unique, personalized routines that help you prepare for battle. As humans, we are creatures of habit and perform our best when we feel comfortable in our surroundings. When we experience new situations in life, we run the risk of overreacting and allowing our nervous system to create a high level of anxiety to help ward off the stress. Unfortunately, while we are actively focusing to minimize nerves, we often get “out of sorts” and away from the rituals we usually do that allow us to play our best. For example, if you are fixated on looking at the bracket for the tournament, you might forget about the importance of taking a few minutes to yourself to breathe, use imagery to see success, and review your personal goals before putting together your stick. The good news is that we can ward off much of the negative anxiety we experience in life by developing routines that help us feel comfortable. In essence, the better we feel in our surroundings, the better the chances we will play our best pool. Some ideas to consider when developing your routines include: • • •

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Be prepared. The night before a big tournament be sure to take care of all the small details, including preparing your cue, getting enough rest, and plotting out directions to the tournament so that you’ll have enough time to get there without being rushed. Develop a mental pre-game mindset. Don’t leave things to chance, but instead make sure you know the basics when it comes to imagery, cue words, self-talk, and bounce-back tips. Go through a structured pre-game practice routine. The more you are in control, the less stress you will experience. What this means is that having a specific preshooting routine will help you feel comfortable in your surroundings and leave you less time to look around and become nervous noticing other ringers signing up for the tournament. Walk through resiliency strategies. While we never want to think we’ll ever miss another shot, the reality is that we will (in fact, we’ll miss lots of them in our lifetime!). The key is to think ahead of time how you will respond and regroup the first time you miss a shot that you shouldn’t, thereby preventing “mental meltdowns” that result in you missing more than a shot (in most cases that kills it for the entire tournament). By having a comfortable routine that allows you to step away, breathe, and normalize the situation you will be far more likely to make the next shot and start a new run, compared to allowing the emotions of the situation take you away from your game.

A little preparation can go a long, long way when it comes to developing the confidence needed to maximize your pool playing. Take note of the things that make you comfortable and confident, and look for ways to replicate those behaviors as often as possible.

I would like to hear from you. If you have a question for me please submit to: information@drstankovich.com

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PRECISION – 9 WAYS TO IMPROVE RIGHT NOW by Tom Simpson © April 2007 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com

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We play one of the most precise games in the world. In pool, missing your aim angle by one or two degrees is sometimes enough to make you miss the shot. Missing position by a fraction of an inch can sometimes cost us a game. There is always a higher level of precision available. You can pocket a ball, but a better player can pocket that ball in a specific portion of the pocket. You can get position for your next shot, but a better player can get closer position or a better angle. You have pretty good speed control, but guess what – somebody else has better, more precise speed control. So, one way to get better, no matter what your current level, is to find ways to become more precise. The following are nine physical things to check or try to move toward more precision: 1. Flatter cue – Sidespin makes the cueball curve. The more elevated the butt of your cue, and the more sidespin, the more curve. This is fine if you’re planning on it, but devastating if you’re not. Lots of good players know better, but don’t realize they could elevate less. Get your stick down to a finger thickness above the rail whenever possible. 2. Shorter bridge – Think of your bridge as a fulcrum (a pivot point). Any side-to-side wobble error you might have in the back of your stroke shows up in side-to-side tip movement at the cueball. The further that pivot point is from the cueball, the more error shows up at impact. The pros get away with their long bridges because they have very straight, very grooved strokes. Sink about a million balls, and your stroke will be that straight too. Meanwhile, trade off some of that 16” bridge for some accuracy. 3. Snug bridge – Sure, you have a good, versatile closed loop bridge. But is it absolutely solid? Your bridge should be a rock. Once you are in position, it should have no motion and there should be no way for the stick to slop around in the bridge. You can make bridge improvements your whole pool career. Shake it a little, snug it in different ways, make it broad & stable, change your wrist angle a degree or two, put more pressure on it. 4. Come to a full stop at the cueball – Before you take your shot, come to a full stop at the front of your stroke and check

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your contact point on the cueball. Are you going to hit it precisely where you intended? You can see this much more clearly when you stop. Adjust your bridge to make micro-corrections to the tip placement. Aim with tip close to cueball – When you bring your tip near the cueball, make sure you are actually bringing the tip close to the ball. If you are three inches from the cueball, your judgment about where the tip is actually going to hit the ball is suspect. Since your swing is an arc (like a pendulum), the tip is not going to move forward in a straight line. The closer you bring your tip, the more likely you will hit where you think you’ll hit. Test this by bringing the tip to a stop and then slowly pushing the stick forward until you touch the cueball. You might be astonished at how far away you were. Try for under an inch. Short stroke – Long, swoopy strokes may be beautiful, but they are not easy to control. Sometimes it pays to take a very short hit stroke. If it’s a difficult, highpressure shot where speed is not a big concern, you might try the short stroke. It’s harder to go off your aim line when the stroke is only a few inches. Make the ball. More athletic stance – Your stance should be unwavering. Once you are in position, there should be zero motion in your stance. Many players are moving a little, and are not aware of it. Try taking a more athletic stance. More distance between your feet. No locked knee joints. No squatting. Reasonably balanced weight distribution side-to-side and front-to-back. Feel like a stable tripod. Eyeglasses – Yes, there is a good thing about eyeglasses. You can use the top of the frame or lenses to see when your eyes are off level. If your eyes are tilted, it’s very hard to aim accurately. You may be surprised to see how much your head tilt varies. Tip shape – Your tip shape (how curved is it) determines how much spin you get for how far the shaft is displaced from the center of the cueball. A dime radius tip (same curve as a dime and more sharply curved than a nickel) gives more spin with a given offset, but requires far more precision from the player to get consistent spin. It also takes more frequent maintenance to keep that shape. Use a nickel radius unless you are a very advanced player.

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NO MASSE’ SHOTS ALLOWED This month shot is harder than it looks and tests your ability in shooting straight and hit the Cue Ball exactly where you intend. STEFANO PELINGA stefanopelinga.com Stefano Pelinga (born 1964) hails from Rome, Italy, where he has served since 1985 as a police officer for the Italian government (Polizia di Stato), until his retirement in 2011. He began to play pool at the age of 12, drawing inspiration from his favorite singer and actor, Dean Martin. Stefano, currently a 5-time World Champion in Pool Trick Shots, won several titles in Italy in straight pool and nine-ball throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, he devoted himself entirely to “Artistic Pool,” commonly referred to in its practice as “Trick Shots.” Due to his outstanding achievements, Stefano is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest Trick Shot champions in the history of the sport, and has earned a spot in ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Hall of Fame. Most importantly, on November 17, 2012, Stefano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In the presence of approximately 500 VIP guests and many sports stars such as Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony Esposito and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Stefano was awarded this honor, becoming a member of this group of legendary Italian Americans.

Let’s start by setting it up: place the Cue Ball anywhere inside the square X area. However, I recommend using the position suggested in my diagram. Freeze the 1-ball (the Yellow Ball) to the CB making sure their line of center aims at the 3-Ball (the Red one) as for pocketing it in pocket F. Prior to that, place the 3-Ball at the 1st diamond from pocket E and at about ½ ball from the rail. Another ball (the Green Ball) needs to lay in front of side pocket E at about 1-ball distance from the rail.

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The 10-Ball is placed by corner pocket D and you can always freeze an extra ball (the Pink one) to it to allow yourself a bigger margin of error. The CB-1 line of centers should not only aim for pocketing the 3-Ball but also to have the 1-Ball hit the right half of the Green Ball. When I was growing up and learning the game, most poolrooms did not allow masse shots. Had I known this shot, I could have had an extra chance to win a 9- or 10-Ball game. Here’s how: Use a 6 o’clock, 2-tip, speed 2.5 hit on the CB, along with a smooth followthrough.

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If you apply a precise hit without any unwanted English, the CB and the 1-Ball will travel forward together until the latter will contact the Green Ball and sink into pocket E. The Green Ball will obviously move out of the way while the CB, still rich with backspin, will still slide forward. Therefore, once the CB hits the red 3-Ball, hopefully making it into pocket D, will draw back and pocket the 10-ball. It helps to remind that it is legal to shoot into an object ball which is frozen to the Cue Ball, which makes this shot a “fancy” one rather than a “tricky” one!

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A DRILL FROM MOSCONI

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Here is a draw drill from Willie Mosconi’s book “Winning Pocket Billiards.” It will teach you precise control of the distance and angle you get with soft draw off a nearby object ball. This is especially useful for picking apart clusters of balls and for playing some safes where you need to draw over to an exact spot to hide the cue ball. It is one of the first drills I practiced and I still find it useful to test how the cloth and cue ball work on an unfamiliar table. Let’s start with the easy version first. Put three balls near the side pocket as shown in the diagram. You begin with cue ball in hand. You must pocket the balls in order in the side pocket and the cue ball is not allowed to touch a cushion or any second ball on any shot. The successive positions are shown for a good clearance of the three balls. Here are some suggestions if you have trouble starting up on this drill. First, you need to strive for the perfect angle on the next ball with each ball you pocket. You need a little angle so you can move the cue ball sideways for the next ball, but not so much angle you can’t stop the cue ball from going too far sideways. I find that leaving the cue ball and object ball pointed straight at the pocket point P is ideal. This gives you a visible position target. Second, staying close to the balls is much better than trying to play the shot from the middle of the table. When you are that far back it’s hard to keep the required draw on the cue ball with a soft shot and a firm shot is likely to take you too far down the table. Third is that you need to become an expert at cheating the pocket. Most of the time when playing you want to send the ball to the center of the pocket so that you have margin for error to both the left and right. These shots are so short that you can give up some pocketing precision to make maneuvering the cue ball easier. If you get perfectly straight on a ball, just put it in the left side of the pocket so you can move on to the next ball. But be careful! You still need to put the object ball in the right part of the pocket or the speed of the cue ball to the right will be off. Lastly, you need to learn how side spin can help you achieve position with this kind of shot. Usually side spin is used only on the cushions, but here side spin helps with either creating or killing the cut angle. For example, if you had too much angle on the 1 ball, right English would let you hit the object ball much fuller and still get it to go to the pocket. This technique works best if the cue ball is close to the object ball, so don’t expect it to help much if the cue ball is in the middle of the table. If you get on the wrong side of the object ball it’s possible to use that same right English to bring you to the right but you need to elevate

the cue stick to about 30 degrees so you are playing a soft swerve shot. Similarly elevated left English can hold the cue ball if you have too much cut angle. For these shots, seek out a player who can demonstrate them if you don’t get them right away -- this is an advanced technique. Three balls should be easy. If you can do five sets in a row, move on to four balls. When you do five in a row with four add another ball and so on. I’ve labeled the group of seven as “medium” because if you really master soft draw you should be able to get to 10. Besides having to do more consecutive shots the shots become harder as the balls are placed farther from the pocket so they can all fit. It’s up to you to figure out how close to the pocket and each other is optimum for the starting positions.

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Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his pool-playing career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

Recently one of my students asked, “How can I erase the memory of a missed shot and not let it create selfdoubt for the rest of my match? Whenever I play a bad match I immediately start to think about how much that’s affected my chances of winning that particular tournament. Negative thoughts start to creep in…it’s hard to rebound from a poor performance.” As a coach, I usually tell my students that thoughts are just thoughts and to treat them as such. When your brain produces negativity, a single thought doesn’t have the power to become an emotion that will affect your overall performance. However, the more time you devote to that particular thought, the more you empower it to change your overall mood. Negative thoughts generally lead to performance anxiety, which can dramatically decrease your overall level of play. Below you will find 4 ways to eliminate negative thoughts you are likely to encounter after missing a ball or making a costly position error. 1. Respond to the challenge: Professional players tend to respond to the challenge after a poor performance. On the other hand, losers react. It is important to become aware of your feelings and not let them overpower you. If you miss an easy shot, you can expect a negative thought to enter your head. This is actually

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very normal. Good pool players pay attention to their negative thoughts, and give themselves time to respond, instead of just reacting. 2. Keep your thoughts in the present moment: Many students have found that trying to clear their mind and focus on their breathing can help. Other options include concentrating on your preshot routine or focusing on one of your 5 senses (because your current senses only exist in the present). Good players understand that negativity only exists from memories of past performances or the fear of future ones. If you embed yourself into the present, then you will be more likely to exhibit a positive attitude throughout your match. 3. Display good body language: There’s definitely a relationship between good posture and mood. If you continually frown and put yourself in a hunched over position while you are sitting in the chair, you will eventually start to embrace negative thoughts. Conversely, if you sit with your shoulders back and smile, you’ll feel more confident. When you think you are a slump, notice your body language and correct it as the need arises.  4. Start over: • Replace negative thoughts with something positive. Focus on something completely unrelated to pool, like your favorite sport or restaurant. • If you feel uncomfortable while you are down on the shot, get up and restart your pre-shot routine. • Focus on one stroke thought (for example, you might focus on putting a really good pause into every backswing). Try these mental game techniques and I believe you find something that will help you rebound from a poor match performance! Another thing to remember is that your first match does not have to set the tone for the entire tournament. Many great tournament performances have started with a loss. Work on rebounding and stick to your mental plan throughout the tournament.

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Diablo Valley Pool League

The Diablo Valley Pool League’s group of players just returned from having a successful appearance at the National ACS Championships, 8-ball – 9-ball in Las Vegas, at the Tropicana Hotel, this past May 16, 2017 Congratulations to all the participants for shooting their best in this tough competition and making us all very proud. Here are the standings for some of our Dvpool players: Shawn Modelo has been representing the East bay and their local league DVPOOL for many years. SHAWN MODELO She has dedicated herself 2ND IN SENIOR CATEGORY ($600) to practice, drill and continuously works on her game. She is a strong competitor on The West Coast Women’s Tour as well. We are so proud of her achievements. Here is just a few examples of her successes. (1) #1s Single Senior Singles 2010, 2011, 2012 ACS Nationals (2) 2011 Senior Singles BCA Nationals (1) 2016 9 Ball Women’s teams 2nd, ACS Nationals (2) 2016 Platinum Team Champions BCA We wish her the best luck on her future events

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ELEANOR CALLADO The West Coast Women’s Tour (TWCWT) had their opening Kick-Off event on the weekend of May 27-28, 2017 at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento, CA. This is one of the 9 total stops in the season. The members of the committee took their time to share all the many new features and upgrades within the Tour, including the revamped website, new tournament structure, redesigned logo, and personalized tour apparel. Even with several players missing due to the holiday weekend, the tournament still managed to corral four new players! TWCWT has reverted back to their original name and will no longer include sponsors’ names, just as the original tour founder, Julie Hunter, had done for many years before she retired from directing and organizing. Castillo Leather Goods is now the main sponsor of the Tour. Gil Castillo is a leather artist and craftsman, using leather materials to either install wraps on existing cues or to build customized pool cases. He has generously donated one pool case for each tour stop, totalling 9 gorgeous cases. For this weekend, another nice surprise was the raffling of a beautiful Mezz cue with a retail of over $500. The winner of this prize was a tour participant and regular finisher on top 8, Janna Sue Nelson (who finished in 3rd place at this stop!). There were other items added to the raffle such as gift cards to popular retail stores and framed action photos by the tour’s own photographer, Naomi Manuel-Callado, who also plays on the tour. As usual, the women of the Tour are always ready for competition. For this event, 20 players showed up to be part of the mixed-format tournament: a single set of 9 ball, race to 3 and another set of 8 ball, race to 2. In the event of split sets, there is a “sudden death” game that would determine the winner of the match. The players would lag and the winner of the lag could decide to either choose which game to play first, or, they could take the first break. To add the element of 8 ball in the kick-off allowed players who preferred 8 ball to participate, and there are also several regular Tour members who play in 8 ball leagues. Katie Murphy, a new player to the tour, started the tournament with a Bye and then won matches against Ginger Bowen and Bonnie Oggs to set herself up for a match on the winner’s side on Sunday morning against Eleanor Callado. She also had a Bye first round and then won matches against Kendra Fuller and Leslie Bernardi. Another new player, Alice Murphy, faced off against committee member Cony Mendoza. Both received a Bye in their first round. Cony defeated Alice and then Amani Ali next, but fell short on her effort against Emilyn Callado in a close match. Emilyn defeated Naomi Manuel-Callado prior to Cony, and set herself up for Sunday matches. In the final bracket, we had Greta Garbo and Janna Sue Nelson facing each other. Janna Sue awaited the winner of the match between Sher Ahola and Cassandra Ortega. Janna Sue

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survived this bracket and set herself up for a Sunday match against Emilyn Callado on the winner’s side. At the end of Saturday night, the matches for the Winner’s Bracket were: Eleanor Callado vs Katie Murphy Emilyn Callado v Janna Sue Nelson On the One-Loss side, Amani Ali lost her first match to Cony Mendoza and battled her way through matches against Alice Loo (new player), Kendra Fuller and Casandra Ortega, setting herself to a Sunday match. Amani just started competing on TWCWT last year and has already shown a lot of commitment and progress; the results of her hard work are showing. Amani has been playing pool for 5 years. She plays local leagues 3 times a week, as well as a local tournament in the city of Alameda. She aspires to become a pro, and admires Shane Van Boening’s “flawless” game. She also admires Eleanor Callado’s confidence. She practices drills twice a week, and her message to new players is to “have fun and learn from your mistakes whether you lose or win.” At the end of Saturday evening, these were the players who would return on the One-Loss side: Amani Ali vs Meadow klinger Leslie Bernardi vs Bonnie Ogg At the beginning of Day 2, Emilyn lost to Janna right away, having to take the scenic route. Yet she emerged with victories against Leslie Bernardi and Meadow Klinger before being able to face Janna again. This time, Emilyn defeated Janna and faced her sister, Eleanor, in the finals. Eleanor had to beat Janna on the Winner’s Side to secure her Hot Seat position. The twins battled it out with El winning the first set of 8 ball 2-1 and Em winning the second race once of 9 ball with a final score of 3-0. In the final sudden death game, Emilyn won the lag and chose 9 ball as the game. Eleanor made the 5 ball and hooked herself behind the 9, being forced to jump over the ball to make a legal hit. She ended up not only hitting the ball, but banking it long to the bottom right corner. Emilyn was devastated as she watched Eleanor run the rest of the rack. As always, the house loves watching these two skillful players. FINAL STANDINGS:

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2017 May Madness Tourney at Mill Casino

Men’s Master/A Singles: 2nd Somerfield Habener, 1st Linn Petty

Men’s B Singles: 1st Matt Andrews, 2nd Cord Parsons

The weather was wonderful for the 2nd Annual Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park 8-Ball Tournament held on May 19-21, 2017 in Coos Bay, Oregon. This event featured 114 players in 4 divisions: Combined Men’s Master/A Singles (31 entries), Men’s B Singles (41 entries), Women’s Combined Singles (17 entries) and Combined Scotch Doubles (29 entries). A total of $4000 was added - $2500 from the Mill Casino and $1500 from Western BCA. This event was open to any player wishing to enter and division placement was based on FargoRate numbers. In the combined divisions, players were assigned their race per the Fargo Fair Match system, so all players had a ‘fair’ chance.

the $100 himself. Apparently, this was incentive enough for at least couple of players, as Mike Deitchman handed Stan his first loss and Paul Schweigart sent him packing and each collected their ‘bounty’.

Just to spice things up, Rick Tillett, League Operator of Tioga BCA League placed what he called a ‘bounty’ on Western BCA’s highest rated player, Stan Tourangeau. $25 would go to the player who sent Stan to the one loss side and $75 would go to whoever sent him home. If Stan performed as he usually does, he would collect

Many Thanks go to the Mill Casino, Western BCA (Darcy Williams) and Tioga BCA Pool League (Rick Tillett) for promoting and sponsoring this event and everyone who helped make it a success. Special thanks to Steve Register for sharing his photos with Western BCA.

Scotch Doubles 1st $1000 Linn Petty/Diane Krause 2nd $750 John Letsom/Lori Dawkins 3rd $525 Bill Fuller/Linda Fuller 4th $350 Roger Goodman/Susan Preston 5/6th $100 Tony Sandoval/Wanda Knigge Rick Tillett/Darcy Williams 7/8th $75 Steen Neesby/Linda Carter Don Fowler/Denise Vaughn

Women’s Singles 1st $650 Harmony Kephart 2nd $425 Phyllis Laderer 3rd $275 Kris Robbins 4th $150 Linda Fuller

Men’s Master/A Singles $1000 Linn Petty $660 Somerfield Habener $400 John Chaplin $250 Mike Deconti $150 Tony Sandoval, Tom Brady 7/8th $75 Chris Jenkins, Michael Deitchman 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6th

Women’s Singles: 1st Harmony Kephart, 2nd Phyllis Laderer

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Play proceeded and, by Sunday evening, 4 Champions were crowned: Scotch Doubles – Linn Petty & Diane Krause, Men’s Master/Men’s A Singles – Linn Petty, Men’s B Singles – Matt Andrews and Women’s Singles – Harmony Kephart. Congratulations to all and an extra pat on the back to Linn Petty for capturing two titles. Complete results and payouts follow.

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Men’s B Singles 1st $635 Matt Andrews 2nd $480 Cord Parsons 3rd $350 Jon Letsom 4th $250 Terry Mason 5/6th $120 Robert Stewart, Rick George 7/8th $90 Rob Ingram, Rob Terrell 9-12th $75 Lee Barnett, Steve Register Jack Wilson, Paul Bagshaw

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LIZ COLE WINS THE CUE BALL

LIZ COLE The NWPA board would like to thank the entire field of 36 competitive women make our Martha Hartsell Memorial tour stop an incredible success. Because of the support from Jim Lebold and Salem’s The Cue Ball, as well as the great turnout, we were able to add $750 to this event. It was so great to meet all of the new players as well as seeing the return of a number of veterans.

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PORTLAND, OR The Sam’s 1st Sunday Open 14.1 Tournament, May 7th edition, brought two longtime friends head to head for the cash and the bragging rights. Vinny Mellott went undefeated for the day to win the “gold” and Buzz Poleson beat everyone but Vinny and was happy with the “silver”, and High Run of the day. Both have recently retired from their day jobs, and have happily noticed steady improvements in their game. The two often practice 14.1 together. Vinny is always willing to act as the “guinea pig” for one of Buzz’s new drills before he unleashes it on his students. But when they really want to polish their straight pool, they play ‘Scotch’, cooperating for high runs while alternating shots with each other. They not only call each shot, but discuss strategy, potential traps, and the exact shape the next shooter wants. Really works! (For details regarding tournaments, Sam’s Straight Pool League, and lessons, contact Buzz at 503 481 0536 or poleson2002@yahoo.com) Due to the holiday weekend, Sam’s First Sunday Tournament of July will be held on July 9th. Register by 10, play begins at 11.

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Omega Billiards 2017 ACS National Championships

The tantalizing allure of many events in which to play throughout a week of pool camaraderie and great dates convenient to most independent leagues at the end of their seasonal league play fueled an 8% jump in entries at the 13th edition of the Omega Billiards ACS National Championships, produced by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS), May 13-20, 2017 and held at the Tropicana Las Vegas. The ACS added $40,500 to the total prize fund. Action began with 9-ball and 8-ball Singles and Scotch Doubles play, as Frank DeCastecker (Moline, IL) outpaced the Men’s 9-Ball Singles field in this handicapped format to march undefeated to the title match – outdueling his final’s higher-rated opponent Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) 7-8 for the crown. On the Women’s 9-Ball Singles side, Connie Eddins (Portsmouth, VA) claimed the hot seat but could not take advantage of the two-game spot/set against the powerful game of Gail Eaton (Bourne, TX), as Gail grabbed the laurels 7-4/7-1. The Advanced 8-Ball Scotch Doubles championship was claimed by the once-defeated power duo of Dustin Gunia & Jessica Frideres (NE/IA) over

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the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles laurels, and Shaundra Norquay (Victoria, BC) remained undefeated in outpointing her final’s opponent Carrie Williams (Catoosa, OK) 4-1 for the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles title. In the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles undefeated David Martinez (San Antonio, TX) made short work of Peter Bidne (Crystal, MN) 4-1 in the finals, while Lisa Bailey (San Antonio, TX) absconded with a two-set finals win over Patty Sangster (Hamilton, ON) 4-2/4-1 in the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles division. In the aged divisions, Kim Bohnet (Medicine Hat, AB) only took one set to upend Amos Bush (Plano, TX) 5-2 for the Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles (55+) crown; three-time champion Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA) fell short of another title with a two-set loss to Valerie Porter (Los Angeles, CA) 2-4/4-1 for the Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles (50+) crown! Undefeated Randy Kukla (Las Vegas, NV) was liberally outpointed in the first set by Dave Dattilo (Henderson, NV) 1-5, but he recovered in the second set by a 5-4 margin for the top Super Senior 8-Ball Singles (65+) award! The latter portions of the week showcased 3-person 9-ball Team divisions each morning and 4/5-person 8-ball Team competitions each afternoon and evening. Five 9-ball divisions – each based on team skill levels assigned to their respective division - featured: 1). Men’s/Mixed Advanced 9-Ball Team play ending with undefeated Leisure Time 1 (IL) [Jamey Bowman, Dwaine Bowman and Frank DeCastecker] outpointing Las Vegas Cue Club #1 (NV) [Lyn Wechsler, Jason Kane and Greg Kuhl] 14-12 for the Championship; 2). Women’s Advanced 9-Ball Team finals having once-defeated Poke-N-Hope (TX) [Gail Eaton, Jennifer Dooley, Megan Hardin, Helen Hayes and Renee Benton] claim a two-set 14-12/10-8 victory over Lady Bull Shooters (OK) [Carrie Williams, Rachel Petersen, Michelle McDermott and Brittany Maynard]; 3). Footers 2 (VA) [John Mitcheltree, Seum Kantaluky and Rob Leeper] double-dipping Boardwalk (IL) [Duke Shaw, Josh Franklin, Scott Franklin, Josh Suits and Don Lawson] 14-13/10-5 for the Men’s/Mixed Open 9-Ball Team title; 4). Boom Shaka Laka (TX) [Tara Williams, Monica Anderson and Corina Campbell] taking out Kolby’s Cathy (AZ) [Cathy Kelley, Rebecca Onnembo, Leandrea Gaff and Tami Hathcock] in one set 10-6 for the Women’s Open 9-Ball Team crown; and 5). Schooners Spoilers (AB) [Gord Gee, Ron Meier, Mario LaFond and Garry Hambley] overcoming

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Women’s Open 8-Ball Team Champions - Snap ShotzE Lauren Ward, Sonja Coleman, Tonya Green, Valerie Porter and Dolly Thomas

Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Team Champions - LADY BULL SHOOTERS Carrie Williams, Rachel Petersen, Michelle McDermott & Brittany Colbert-Maynard continued page 31

MEN’S 9-BALL SINGLES

RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

WOMEN’S 9-BALL SINGLES

MEN’S STANDARD 8-BALL SINGLES

WOMEN’S STANDARD 8-BALL SINGLES

1st

$1700

FRANK DECASTECKER

1st

$1000

GAIL EATON

1st

$ 1800

DAVID MARTINEZ

1st

$ 1200

LISA BAILEY

2nd

$1100

DUSTIN GUNIA

2nd

$750

CONNIE EDDINS

2nd

$ 1260

PETER BIDNE

2nd

$ 820

PATTY SANGSTER

3rd

$800

DWAYNE TOWNSEND

3rd

$545

BERNIE STORE

3rd

$ 950

KEVIN PANGAYOW

3rd

$ 500

DIANNA TRENT

4th

$600

KYLE BOVA

4th

$375

TARA WILLIAMS

4th

$ 750

MIKE CHAPA

4th

$ 375

CHRISTINE DRYSDALE

5/6th

$400

CHESTER HORN

5/6th

$225

BETH FONDELL

5/6th

$ 550

CLIFF VALLADOLID

5/6th

$ 300

MARY RENZELMAN

5/6th

$400

JORDAN ROTHERMEL

5/6th

$225

MARYANN MCCONNELL

5/6th

$ 550

ERIC TRUJILLO

5/6th

$ 300

SANDRA SANCHEZ

7/8th

$300

MIKE HENDERSON

7/8th

$150

KIT DENNIS

7/8th

$ 425

CHRISTOPHER WHITE

7/8th

$ 250

CHARLENE LAFRANCE

7/8th

$300

STEVE LENZ

7/8th

$150

LEANDREA GAFF

7/8th

$ 425

RILEY MACDONALD

7/8th

$ 250

LETICIA TRISTAN

9-12th

$200

DAVE PERRY

9-12th

$125

CATHY KELLEY

9-12th

$ 325

DANIEL CLAEYS

9-12th

$ 200

JULIE MATTINGLY

9-12th

$200

DAVID BOONE

9-12th

$125

CHRISTINA BANKS

9-12th

$ 325

DIONICIO AVILA

9-12th

$ 200

NANCY ANN KENNEDY

9-12th

$200

RAY REYNA

9-12th

$125

CHRISTINA GONZALEZ

9-12th

$ 325

ISAAC MADRIGAL

9-12th

$ 200

SUE ROADCAP

9-12th

$200

RUSS WHITTLE

9-12th

$125

NANCY ANN KENNEDY

9-12th

$ 325

TOMMY SULLIVAN

9-12th

$ 200

VICKI BERQUIST

13-16th

$150

DAVID BUTTON

13-16th

$100

BARB HAMILTON

13-16th

$ 250

ANDREW STOKES

13-16th

$ 175

SARA TURNER

13-16th

$150

JEFF KENNEDY

13-16th

$100

CONNIE FOSCHI

13-16th

$ 250

ANTHONY GONZALEZ

13-16th

$ 175

TERRY DAVID

13-16th

$150

RILEY MACDONALD

13-16th

$100

SANDRA SANCHEZ

13-16th

$ 250

BRAD HAYDU

13-16th

$ 175

TINA MILES

13-16th

$150

RYAN KENNEDY

13-16th

$100

TINA LARSEN

13-16th

$ 250

JOSH LILLEY

13-16th

$ 175

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WOMEN’S ADVANCED 8-BALL SINGLES

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MEN’S ADVANCED 8-BALL SINGLES

1st

$ 1500

RANDY KUKLA

1st

$ 1500

KIM BOHNET

1st

$2300

BERNIE STORE

1st

$ 2500

DUSTIN GUNIA

2nd

$ 1115

DAVID DATTILO

2nd

$ 1000

AMOS BUSH

2nd

$1500

CHRISTINA GONZALEZ

2nd

$ 1500

DAVID BOONE

3rd

$ 800

DAVID ESTEP

3rd

$ 760

MARK JONES

3rd

$970

JESSICA FRIDERES

3rd

$ 1000

DONNY BRANSON

4th

$ 575

SCOTT LESSMANN

4th

$ 550

JOE CANNELLA

4th

$500

BETH FONDELL

4th

$ 530

JENMAN LUK

5/6th

$ 400

BURT BALANCAD

5/6th

$ 375

RICHARD MERRETT

5/6th

$250

KELLY NICKL

5/6th

$ 300

DAVE PERRY

5/6th

$ 400

RANDY GOETTLICHER

5/6th

$ 375

RODNEY BROWNE

5/6th

$250

LAUREN WARD

5/6th

$ 300

JORDAN ROTHERMEL

7/8th

$ 250

DWAINE BOWMAN

7/8th

$ 250

CHESTER HORN

7/8th

$175

BRITTANY COLBERT-MAYNARD

7/8th

$ 200

JIMMY MOORE

7/8th

$ 250

MIKE NAVARRE

7/8th

$ 250

LEONARD HECKBERT

7/8th

$175

RACHEL PETERSEN

7/8th

$ 200

TONY CUELLAR

9-12th

$ 175

BILL MASON

9-12th

$ 175

CLAUDE GRAGG

WOMEN’S SENIOR 8-BALL SINGLES

OPEN 8-BALL SCOTCH DOUBLES

9-12th

$ 175

CHARLIE SMITH

9-12th

$ 175

FRANK DECASTECKER

1st

$1000

VALERIE PORTER

1st

9-12th

$ 175

RICHARD ARENSDORF

9-12th

$ 175

SENECA MCINTOSH

2nd

$600

SHAWN MODELO

2nd

$1000

L.LOWE&E.LOWE

9-12th

$ 175

STEWART HUNTER

9-12th

$ 175

TONY PLUMB

3rd

$370

LINDA ASLESON

3rd

$600

C.SVOBODA&C.SMITH

4th

$250

HOLLY ROBINSON

4th

$450

B.HAMILTON&D.BOWMAN

5/6th

$200

CATHY KELLEY

5/6th

$300

E.CASTANEDA&J.GARZA JR

5/6th

$200

KIT DENNIS

5/6th

$300

T.BARNES&T.SULLIVAN

OPEN 8-BALL TEAM

7/8th

$200

J.MURPHY&R.WILLIAMS

1st

$3000

KICKIN' CHICKEN

7/8th

$200

M.ZURITA&D.ZURITA

2nd

$2000

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

9-12th

$150

C.EDDINS&R.REYNA

ADVANCED 9-BALL TEAM 1st

$1500

LEISURE TIME I

2nd

$1000

LasVEGAS CUE CLUB #1

3rd

$500

BRASS BELL

4th

$375

DICKS PICK

WOMEN’S OPEN 9-BALL TEAM 1st

$1200

BOOM SHAKA LAKA

2nd

$800

KOLBY'S CATHY

3rd

$555

HERCULES HERCULES #1

4th

$350

MIXED NUTS

WOMENS ADVANCED 9-BALL TEAM

5/6th

$200

EAST BAY STROKES

1st

$1500

POKE-N-HOPE

5/6th

$200

MEL'S PLACE

2nd

$1000

LADY BULL SHOOTERS

3rd

$455

WHY NOT

OPEN 9-BALL TEAM 1st

$1800

FOOTERS 2

2nd

$1200

BOARDWALK

3rd

$790

KICKIN' CHICKEN

4th

$500

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

5/6th

$300

3rd

$1500

CHESTERS

9-12th

$150

G.GEE&G.GEE

$1030

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ADVANCED 8-BALL TEAM

9-12th

$150

T.O'NEIL&S.O'NEIL

5/6th

$750

BOARDWALK

9-12th

$150

T.VERMULE&J.VERMULE

1st

$2500

DICK'S PICKS

5/6th

$750

TEAM CANADA EH!

13-16th

$125

A.BELLAMY&D.KUCHINSKI

2nd

$1500

LAS VEGAS CUE CLUB

7/8th

$500

FOOTERS 2

13-16th

$125

MATTINGLY&BOSSENBERGER

3rd

$635

FREE AGENTS

7/8th

$500

S.A. GRASSHOPPER

13-16th

$125

L.BAILEY&A.AGUILAR

9-12th

$350

CUBIT EXPRESS

13-16th

$125

L.GAFF&J.CHAVEZ

9-12th

$350

HITMEN

9-12th

$350

KNUCKLEHEADS

9-12th

$350

MONEY SHOT

13-16th

$200

CHALK THIS UP

13-16th

$200

MORTIMERS PUB

13-16th

$200

RG BILLIARDS

13-16th

$200

TUBBY'S TAVERN

WOMEN’S ADVANCED 8-BALL TEAM $2000

LADY BULL SHOOTERS

8 BALLS A FIRE #1

2nd

$1200

AL'S HIDEOUT

$700

BOOM SHAKA LAKA

5/6th

$300

BUTCH'S TEAM

3rd

7/8th

$250

CHALK THIS UP 9

4th

7/8th

$250

SA'S FINEST

9-12th

$200

BANK SHOTS

9-12th

$200

ONE STROKE AWAY

9-12th

$200

REGULATORS

9-12th

$200

MONEY SHOT II

1st

$1,200

SCHOONERS SPOILERS

2nd

$800

SCREAMING PTERODACTYLS #1

3rd

$600

BULLSHOOTERS EXPRESS

$400

4+1

WOMEN’S OPEN 8-BALL TEAM

P.LAMBARIA&C.ALMMRAZ

7/8th

$175

A.CARR&G.KELLY

$175

J.MATHENY&J.LUNA

BANKSHOTS

4th

$500

HERCULES HERCULES

2nd

$1000

IT IS WHAT IT IS

9-12th

$125

D.TRENT&M.DEVEAU

9-12th

$125

K.LEBEAU&D.NEWNAM

9-12th

$125

L.TRISTAN&J.SOTELO

9-12th

$125

P.JUDD&G.MOEN

5/6th 5/6th

$300 $300

KNAW KAW MIN LETHAL LADIES

7/8th

$250

CHAMPS TBD

7/8th

$250

PLAYINABROAD

WOMEN’S STANDARD 8-BALL TEAM

3rd

$400

BELLA DAMA'S

7/8th

$250

SCREAMING PTERODACTYLS #2

4th

$250

TIFFANY'S

5/6th

$200

FACENDA'S

5/6th

$200

MISSVELTE

7/8th

$150

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$250

$1500

DEVASTATORS #2

SAFFORD SCREWBALLS

$250

5/6th

1st

$250

$200

5/6th

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7/8th

9-12th

L.MACKEY&J.DELAROSA

$795

POCKET SPEED ST

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$400

3rd

$310

$200

A.SALINAS&D.CANTU

4th

7/8th

5/6th

9-12th

$575

PURPLE REIGN

3 SHADES

FOOTERS PBR

C.WINN&W.JOE

3rd

$1200

$310

$200

S.CHAVEZ&J.CHAVEZ

$750

2nd

5/6th

9-12th

$1000

2nd

SNAP SHOTZ

BOB'S BULLDOGS ST

COMRADES #1

1st

$2000

$450

$200

STANDARD 8-BALL SCOTCH DOUBLES

1st

4th

9-12th

C.WILLIAMS&R.WEBB

4th

1st

STANDARD 9-BALL TEAM

$1560

MEN’S STANDARD 8-BALL TEAM

3rd

$721

DEVASTATORS

4th

$500

SCREAMING PTERODACTYLS

5/6th

$400

BAD COMPANY

13-16th

$100

B.WILSON&T.LEACH

RACK 'EM

13-16th

$100

M.MOSLEY&J.MORGAN

13-16th

$100

N.KENNEDY&S.BRINKLEY

13-16th

$100

R.BROWN&R.MENDEZ

5/6th

$400

7/8th

$300

LOTS OF LUCK

1st

$1000

SCOTT & AR'S

7/8th

$300

OUTCAST KREW

2nd

$700

MAIN STREET ESTROGEN ROCKS

9-12th

$250

ALPHA Q UP

7/8th

$150

CINDERELLA & THE SISTERS

9-12th

$250

DICK'S PICK

$1120

J.FRIDERES&D.GUNIA

2nd

$800

B.STORE&L.EANS

3rd

$500

C.GONZALEZ&J.CANNELLA

4th

$300

A.KANE&A.LAWRENCE

5/6th

$200

G.EATON&R.EATON

5/6th

$200

S.MORQUECHO&B.BALANCAD

7/8th

$100

A.JOYCE&J.WOOD

7/8th

$100

B.YEAGER&B.HEDGES

9-12th

$250

FOLLOW THROUGH

9-12th

$250

SHUSWAP HUSTLERS

13-16th

$200

BALL BUSTERS

13-16th

$200

MEL'S 1

13-16th

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WEEKLY Pool TOURNAMENTS DAY CITY Mondays Boise, ID Everett, WA Capitola, CA Fresno, CA Sacramento, CA San Francisco, CA Tuesdays Sacramento, CA Wednesdays Coos Bay, OR Petaluma, CA Petaluma, CA Tacoma, WA Tacoma , WA Thursdays Boise, ID Modesto, CA San Francisco, CA Fridays Electric City, WA Cotati, CA Petaluma, CA Coos Bay, OR Medford, OR Salem, OR Lakewood, WA Ocean Pk, WA Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Saturdays Burien, WA Lakewood, WA Modesto, CA Salem, OR Petaluma, CA Sundays Fircrest, WA Tacoma, WA Everett, WA Orofino, ID Pocatello, ID Coos Bay, OR Portland, OR Bozeman, MT

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EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 8-Ball WorldPPA 9-Ball 9-Ball Handdicapped 9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Open Players Choice 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D 8-Ball Handicap 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 9-Ball 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Bar Table R2-DE 9-Ball Handicap 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball - BCA Rules 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Bar Table 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball 10-Ball 8-Ball 10-Ball 8-Ball Ball-in-hand 8/9 Ball Alternating Players Choice 8-Ball - Race 2/1 Outlaw Pool Tournament

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Tournament Trail

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DATE

CITY

LOCATION

PHONE

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

ADDED

TIME

Jun 4

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7)

503-282-8266

Straight Pool

$15

Call

10AM

Jun 10

Darby, MT

Sawmill Saloon (see ad p19)

406-821-2232

8-Ball Scotch Doubles

Call

Call

Call

Jun 17

Seattle, WA

Golden Fleece (see ad p28)

425-280-4514

One Pocket Handicap

$65

Call

Call

Jun 17-18

Petaluma, CA

TWCWT (see ad p16)

510-861-0829

9-Ball at Buffalo Billiards

$30+Mem.

Call

Call

Jun 23-25

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7)

503-740-6683

West Coast Swing 10-Ball

$225 Mosconi Cup $10,000

10AM

Jun 23-24

Saratoga, WY

Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p23) 307-710-1447

Nubbins Memorial-8-Ball

$30

$500

Call

Jun 24

Keizer, OR

Kolby’s (see ad p22)

503-393-POOL 8-Ball A’s & B’s

$25 incl g.f.

$400

10AM

June 24-25

Tacoma, WA

Malarkeys (see ad p22)

253-383-3301

$55/$45

$500+

9:30AM

Jun 25

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7)

503-740-6683 10-Ball

$10/$15Masters $300

1PM

Jul 1-2

San Francisco, CA Family Billiards (see ad p4)

415-931-1115

Cole Dixon Memorial 9-Ball

$100/$75

$2,500

Call

Jul 5-7

Fremont, CA

California Billiard (see ad p4)

510-668-1670

One Pocket

$100

$5,000

Call

Jul 7-9

Fremont, CA

California Billiard (see ad p4) 510-668-1670 9-Ball

$100

$10,000

Call

Jul 8

Salem, OR

Cue Ball (see ad p19)

503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10

$200

10AM

Jul 9

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7)

503-282-8266

Straight Pool

Call

10AM

Jul 11-14

Fremont, CA

California Billiard (see ad p4)

510-668-1670

Chohan vs Orcollo One Pocket

Jul 15

Keizer, OR

Kolby’s (see ad p22)

503-393-POOL Open 9-Ball

Jul 15

Seattle, WA

Golden Fleece (see ad p28)

425-280-4514

$65

Call

Call

Jul 15-16

Bellflower, CA

Hard Times (see ad p4)

562-867-7733 9-Ball

$125/$80

$3,000

Call

Jul 19-29

Las Vegas, NV

CSI (see ad p8)

702-719-7665

8-Ball, 9-Ball, SD, Teams

Varies

Call

Varies

Jul 21-22

Saratoga, WY

Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p23) 307-710-1447

Nubbins Memorial-Saratoga

$30

$500

Call

Jul 29

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7)

503-740-6683 10-Ball

$10/$15Masters $300

1PM

Aug 6

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7)

503-282-8266

$15

11AM

Aug 17-18

Sacramento, CA

Hard Times Billiards (see ad p19) 916-332-8793 1 Pocket - 9th Chuck Markulis Mem. $60

$2,500

Call

Aug 19-20

Sacramento, CA

Hard Times Billiards (see ad p19) 916-332-8793

9-Ball - 9th Chuck Markulis Mem. $60 Mosconi Cup $5,000

Call

Aug 19

Seattle, WA

Golden Fleece (see ad p28)

425-280-4514

One Pocket Handicap

Aug 19-20

Fresno, CA

TWCWT (see ad p16)

510-861-0829 9-Ball

Aug 25-26

Saratoga, WY

Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p23) 307-710-1447

Nubbins Memorial-8-Ball

$30

$500

Call

Sep 2

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7)

Straight Pool

$15

Call

11AM

Sep 16

Seattle, WA

Golden Fleece (see ad p28)

425-280-4514

One Pocket Handicap

$65

Call

Call

Sep 16-17

Emeryville, CA

TWCWT (see ad p16)

510-861-0829

9-Ball at Broken Rack

$30+Mems.

Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Salem,OR

The Cue Ball (see ad p19)

503-362-9740

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Colorado Spgs, CO

Antique Billiards (see ad p24)

719-597-9809

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Oct 9-15

Lincoln City, OR

Western BCA (see ad p8)

westernbca.org Largest Regional 9-Ball Tourny

Varies

Call

503-282-8266

Ladies 10-Ball

$15 $75 incl g.f.

One Pocket Handicap

Straight Pool

$65

$100,000 Match Call $1,000

Call

Call

$30+Mem. Call

Call

9:30AM

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The Break Pool Magazine June Issue 2017  

The June issue has the results from the Mill Casino tournament, APA Nationals and the ACS championships and more....

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The June issue has the results from the Mill Casino tournament, APA Nationals and the ACS championships and more....

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